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Published on Jun 12, 2012
The target killers of Karachi, Pakistan, assassinate politicians, police, and protesters for as little as $700 a pop. In this excerpt from "The VICE Guide to Karachi," VICE cofounder Suroosh Alvi interviews an armed target killer in the backseat of a taxi.
Mainstream news outlets are virtually devoid of information about the target killers of Karachi, Pakistan. This is probably because even if you manage to land an interview with one, there's always the chance you will be murdered before completing it. Those of you who have already watched The VICE Guide to Karachi know that somehow, someway, VICE co-founder Suroosh Alvi figured out a way to do it.
For the rest of you, we have excised Suroosh's ominous but candid interview with one of Karachi's approximately 600 target killers so that you can whet your beak now and plan to watch the full-length version tonight at home. Their conversation took place in in the backseat of a car, the hitman wearing a motorcycle helmet and his pistol stashed in between Suroosh's feet as he confessed the bloody truth about his work and the very dismal state of affairs in his hometown.
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Check out the full length VICE Guide to Karachi here